The positive news around the efforts of ONE Future member companies to aid and support its employees and the communities that they serve keeps coming in! In a press release issued recently, ONE Future member company, Dominion Energy, announced that its Charitable Foundation is committing $1 million to aid COVID-19 relief efforts across the United States. The funds will support national organizations, such as the American Red Cross, as well as address local needs.
Dominion Energy Chairman, President and CEO Thomas F. Farrell, II, commented, “The health and well-being of customers and employees is Dominion Energy’s top priority. We are helping customers and communities we serve during this difficult time by maintaining reliable service and providing support and relief to those affected. Our contributions to these organizations will help provide the means to lessen the impact of this outbreak.”
Dominion Energy serves more than 7 million customers nationwide, and its donations will help local organizations respond to needs as is dictated by respective response plans.
Additionally, Dominion Energy is committing $250,000 to the American Red Cross as it works to best respond to the outbreak of coronavirus in the United States.
Don Herring, chief development officer at the American Red Cross, commented, “The Red Cross is proud to count Dominion Energy as a partner to help us deliver our lifesaving mission nationwide due to the coronavirus outbreak. As concerns about the coronavirus have grown here in the U.S., the number of canceled blood drives has increased exponentially. The need for blood will continue as the outbreak grows, and we are grateful for the support from Dominion Energy to help those in need at this critical time.”
The company is taking a number of measures to ensure it is able to continue providing energy to customers, while at the same time keeping employees safe and healthy.
Customers should not have to worry about losing service during this critical time. The company has suspended all service disconnections for nonpayment. Residential customers previously disconnected due to non-payment may contact the company for assistance reconnecting service. In addition, the company is planning to waive late fees and reconnection fees and is seeking approval from utility commissions where required to do so.
Dominion has established a dedicated webpage for more information, https://www.dominionenergy.com/coronavirus.
The natural gas industry continues to demonstrate that it is vital to the communities it serves.
Keep up the wonderful work!
Richard Hyde, Executive Director